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Fern and I are participating in the 2020 Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. We are raising funds for the Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre. This program provides free grief counselling to dying children and to children whose parent or sibling is dying. The Dr. Jay Children's Grief Centre is the only program of its kind in Canada and is entirely dependent on private donations. The program receives no government funding. We also support our Camp Erin which is a free weekend long bereavement camp designed for children who have lost a loved one Fern and I are asking to please help by sponsoring us for this most worthwhile cause. We will be walking together so please direct your donation to the link below. We will continue to collect donations under Jay's name. Most sincerely Fern and Jay Bacher


Please help support The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre, that exists to provide support to grieving children and youth. The Centre provides counselling to children, youth and families (0-21) who are living with the dying and death of a sibling, parent or primary caregiver, or who are living with terminal illness themselves. We help to build capacity of individuals, families and communities and support one another in grief, as well as to maintain connections with loved ones who have died.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 17 Linda Schwab Undisclosed amount
Nov 09 Steven & Judith Leven Happy to help your wonderful cause!! Hope we have you join us soon down here. Undisclosed amount
Oct 30 Anonymous $180.00
Oct 26 Rob and Mindy Sherwin Wonderful cause and mission statement $100.00
Oct 25 Anonymous $18.00
Oct 25 Tera So proud of you both!! Undisclosed amount
Oct 20 Brian Dunphy Jay- thank you for all that you have done and do! $36.00
Oct 17 fern bacher $800.00
Oct 17 Craig, Randi, Liam, Owen $180.00
Oct 17 Brent & Terry Undisclosed amount